Five San Francisco hand bookbinders interviewed on their craft, the heritage of Octavia Holden, Belle McMurtry Young, Edna Peter Fahey, and others, inspiration of exhibitions and expositions, personal predilections in choosing books to bind, materials and binding, step by step, students, studios, collectors, and the future of the craft. Appended correspondence regarding teaching bookbinding at the California School of Fine Arts, 1929, and Memorandum about Hazel Dreis by Maggie Harrison, 1977.
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